If you love a delicious, creamy pesto sauce, then get ready to have your world rocked by this recipe! My 10-Minute Broccoli Pesto is everything that you know and love about pesto, but made with superfood broccoli for an added nutritional boost. This is the perfect recipe for picky eaters, broccoli “haters,” or those who can’t get enough of pesto!
Friends, if there was ever a sauce that perfectly encompassed the essence of summertime, for me, it would be pesto. There is something about the vibrant, green sauce that makes anything feel instantly more cheerful and summery. Whether I’m putting it on pasta, spreading it on a sandwich, or eating it as a dip with my beloved pasta chips, there are so many delicious ways to use pesto. You truly can’t go wrong with it!
But as you may have been able to tell from the title of this post, this is not your mama’s pesto recipe. In fact, this recipe is anything but ordinary, and that’s because we’re swapping out the traditional basil in favor of one of my favorite vegetables: broccoli.
Now, if you’re wondering how on earth broccoli can become pesto, let me be the first to tell you: it really works! Not only that, but it is absolutely delicious. Broccoli is rich in Vitamin K, Calcium, Zinc, and Vitamins A and C, making it a nutrient-packed ingredient to put into this pesto recipe!
And if your kids are picky eaters (like mine tend to be), then this is the perfect recipe for them. They won’t be able to taste the broccoli in the pesto, which makes it the perfect way to get an extra serving of veggies into their diet! Not that I’m condoning being sneaky, but if you’re a mom, then you know. Sometimes, we have to get creative with how we help our kids maintain a healthy, balanced diet!
Pesto is a very versatile sauce, which means that it’s great when eaten so many different ways!
One of my favorite ways to eat it, of course, is over pasta. It’s the classic way! And sometimes, there’s nothing more satisfying than a bowl of fresh pasta, topped with a delicious green pesto, and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. My mouth is watering just thinking of it!
And if all else fails, feel free to slather some pesto on your favorite sandwich!
As mentioned in the name, this pesto comes together in only 10 minutes, making it so simple and easy to throw together on a weeknight, date night, or anytime that you crave this delicious, herby sauce!
To get started, simply bring a large pot of water to a boil, over the stove. Once the water is boiling, add in your broccoli florets and cook for 30-40 seconds.
Then, remove your broccoli from the water and immediately place them into an ice bath until they’re cool.
When the broccoli is cool, pat it dry with a paper towel and place it, along with the rest of your ingredients, into a high-speed blender or food processor.
Process your ingredients until it reaches your desired consistency. Then, serve as desired, and enjoy! Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.
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